PAMTAs: It’s Guys, Dolls, Rock, Scissors

"Guys and Dolls" and the new "Legend of Rock Paper Scissors" take the top trophies at Portland's 2019 musical-theater awards

Broadway Rose’s rollicking revival of Guys and Dolls and Oregon Children’s Theatre’s new musical The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors scored big wins Monday night at the Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards. Guys and Dolls took the best-production award for the 2018-19 season, plus outstanding director (Sharon Maroney), music director (Jeffrey Childs) and sound design (Brian K. Moen). Rock Paper Scissors won for outstanding original musical, plus original score (Eric Nordin) and director of an original musical (Stan Foote, OCT’s artistic director, who retires later this year).

PAMTA emcee Darius Pierce with the hardware. Photo: David Kinder/kinderpics

The award ceremony, in downtown’s Dolores Winningstad Theatre, was presided over by emcee Darius Pierce and PAMTA founder Corey Brunish, the multiple Tony-winning Broadway producer and longtime Portland performer.

Three outstanding actor awards were presented, to Catherine Olson for Singin’ in the Rain at Lakewood Theatre, Steve Coker for Urinetown at Stumptown Stages, and Kelsey Bentz for Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Triangle Productions. Portland Playhouse’s Crowns took an award for outstanding ensemble acting.

Two performers who died during the year were memorialized: Russ Fast, by Michele Mariana; and Sarah Mitchell, by Katie O’Brien.

A complete listing of the nominees is here.

In the Winnie, the roar of the crowd. Photo: David Kinder/kinderpics

THE 2019 PAMTA WINNERS


OUTSTANDING ACTOR
STEVE COKER 

Urinetown, Stumptown Stages

*

OUTSTANDING ACTOR

KELSEY BENTZ 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Triangle Productions

*

OUTSTANDING ACTOR

CATHERINE OLSON

Singin in the Rain, Lakewood Theatre  

*

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

ANDRÉS ALCALÁ 

Annie, Clackamas Repertory Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

LAURA MCCULLOCH 

Nunsense, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN

ROBERT VAUGHN 

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING LIGHT DESIGN

CARL FABER 

Ordinary Days, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN

BRIAN K. MOEN 

Guys and Dolls, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

CROWNS, Portland Playhouse

*

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Triangle Productions

DAVE COLE

ALEXANDRA GEFFEL

KATIE SAWICKI

GILLIAN AVINA

*

OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN

MITCH IIMORI

*

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPY

SARAH JANE HARDY

Mary Poppins, Northwest Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION

SHARON MARONEY 

Guys and Dolls, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
GUYS AND DOLLS,  Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

MARY EGGERS 

Mary Poppins, Northwest Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION

JEFFERY CHILDS 

Guys and Dolls, Broadway Rose

*

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER 

MARTIN HERNANDEZ

Naked Mole Rate Gets Dressed, Oregon Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER 

SOPHIA TAKLA 

Ella Enchanted, Oregon Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSICAL

THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, Oregon Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCORE

ERIC NORDIN 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, Oregon Children’s Theatre

*

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

GETS ME HIGH, Whiskey Dixie

*

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION, ORIGINAL SHOW

STAN FOOTE 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, Oregon Children’s Theatre

*


SPECIAL PAMTA AWARDS


OUTSTANDING DUO

JOHN ELLINGSON & JOELLEN SWEENEY

Elephant and Piggy, Northwest Children’s Theatre    

*

THIRD RAIL

ISAAC LAMB

Music Man

*

SHERWOOD FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

Little Shop of Horrors

*

PORTLAND OPERA

As One

*

JESTER EDUCATIONAL THEATRE

Kevin Muir

*

STAGES

Les Miserables

*

PAUL HARESTAD

OUSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

*

JESSICA TIDD

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

One Response.

  1. What an honor for STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy.

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